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August 31, 2012
Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside. If methane hydrate is either warmed or depressurized, it will release the trapped natural gas.
New Methane Hydrate Research: Investing in Our Energy Future

New research projects will help study methane hydrates and their implications for future resources, geohazards, and the environment.

August 15, 2012
Alex­andra “Ale” Hakala is an award-winning geoscientist at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. | Photo from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding Achievement

One of the Energy Department's own talented scientists is recognized with a Great Minds in STEM award.

July 26, 2012
Ohio State University (OSU) Professor Liang-Shih Fan shows Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Charles McConnell OSU's coal direct chemical looping reactor. | Photo by Niranjani Deshpande
Making Carbon Capture and Storage Efficient and Cost Competitive

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Charles McConnell visited Ohio State University to highlight new Energy Department investments in carbon capture and storage technologies.

May 1, 2012
Energy Department Announces New Mapping Initiative to Advance North American Carbon Storage Efforts

New Atlas Shows Potential for 500 Years of Carbon Dioxide Storage

May 1, 2012
Greater application of CO2-EOR could yield a significant boost to the U.S. economy, including increased economic activity, improved balance of trade, job creation, and reduced oil imports.
Adding “Utilization” to Carbon Capture and Storage

The Office of Fossil Energy is doing their part to advance the all-of-the-above energy strategy by continuing to work with industry to safely, responsibly and sustainably develop our nation’s fossil energy resources.

April 13, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research

Three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of our nation’s abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources.

March 8, 2012
Andy Mitchell, Public Works Project Manager for the City of Oklahoma City, refills a vehicle at the new fast-fill CNG fueling station located at the city's main maintenance facility. | Courtesy of the City of Oklahoma City.
CNG in OKC: Improving Efficiency at the Pump and on the Road

In order to reduce vehicle emissions, public fuel costs and save time on refueling, the City of Oklahoma City used funding from the EECBG program to install a fast-fill CNG fueling station at the town's main maintenance facility.

February 16, 2012
The ICES team from Alliant Techsystems and ACENT Laboratories (L to R): Fred Gregory, Andy Robertson, Tony Castrogiovanni, Florin Girlea, Vincenzo Verrelli, Bon Calayag, Vladimir Balepin, Kirk Featherstone. | Courtesy of the ICES team.
Carbon Capture Innovation: Making an IMPACCT on Coal

As the largest domestically-produced source of energy here in the U.S., coal is used to generate about half of our nation’s electricity. So how can we make traditional energy sources like coal cleaner and safer for all Americans?

February 14, 2012
What Would the President's Proposed 2013 Budget Mean to the Energy Department?

Secretary Chu details President Barack Obama's $27.2 billion fiscal year 2013 budget request for the Department of Energy.

January 26, 2012
Natural Gas Production and U.S. Oil Imports

Take a look at the Energy Information Administration's projections for domestic natural gas production and U.S. reliance on imported oil.